1. Gaming

    Twitch Wants You to Play God and Control Another Player’s Fate in Choice Chamber

    People had a lot of fun playing Twitch Plays Pokémon, and it generated a lot of talk about whether Twitch was a viable gaming platform on top of being a hugely successful streaming service. Well, it looks like Twitch has decided that it is certainly a gaming platform, and the company is helping to fund a crowd-generated game.

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  2. Tech

    Never Suffer A Paper Jam Again With This Portable Printer That Works Like a Roomba

    Have you ever looked at a roomba and thought, "Gosh, it would be really cool if this automated vacuum cleaner were depositing ink all over my floor?" Probably not, but if it were tinier and you could use it to print out your homework just seconds before class starts, we bet you'd be into it.

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  3. Tech

    Kickstarter Backers Are Mad at Oculus Over Facebook Deal, But Maybe Everyone Should Just Chill Out

    Man, people are really upset over the whole Oculus Rift/Facebook deal, and perhaps most understandably, their backers on Kickstarter are feeling the most betrayed. Still, maybe we should all pause for a moment of sanity before making any Vines of throwing a Rift in the garbage.

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  4. Tech

    Prepare Your Barbies for Fearsome Medieval Combat With the “Faire Play” Kickstarter Campaign

    3D printer extraordinaire Jim Rodda, whom you might remember from his Open Source tabletop wargame Seej, is raising funds to begin a new project: he wants to create realistic, lavishly detailed 3D models of medieval armor made specifically for the Fashionista Barbie doll. Ken'd better watch himself, that's for sure.

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  5. Tech

    Warner Brothers Screws Over Veronica Mars Kickstarter Backers with DRM-Loaded Content

    Were you a backer of the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter campaign? If so, we're sorry. Not because of the movie, of course, because we've heard it's pretty good. No, we're sorry that those of you who were promised digital downloads of the film now have to content with the dreaded Warner Brothers-run Ultraviolet streaming service on Flixster.

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  6. Weird

    Guy’s Kickstarter Campaign for “Period Panties” Reminds Women Our Bodies Are Scary

    Today in "Kickstarter Campaigns That Have Created More Of A Gender Dialogue Than They Bargained For," meet Anthony Hall and his Period Panties: "Fun underwear that high-fives you for being a woman and serves as a warning to others!"

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  7. Tech

    BleepBleeps Wants to Use Tech and Design to Make Parenting Easier

    As someone who spent most of last night rocking a teething infant, I can tell you: parenting is hard. It will always be hard, but maybe technology and design can make it a little easier. That's the goal of BleepBleeps. They're a line of connected devices built to make parenting go a bit more smoothly.

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  8. Entertainment

    Thingstarter Parody: Audiobooks Read by You [Video]

    Man, written words are just so 20th century. The new hotness is audiobooks, where you can just barely pay attention to someone reading out loud to you while you fold laundry or nap on the bus. What if you hate the sound of other peoples' voices? Then comedy sketch group Above Average has an idea for you: Audiobooks read to you in your own voice.

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  9. Weird

    Help The Geeky Hostess Crowdfund TARDIS Sprinkles on Kickstarter

    What do you get a baking geek who has everything? If you're Tara Theoharis, AKA The Geeky Hostess, what you really want to get them is nerd-themed sprinkles. That's why she put together this Kickstarter to make such a wonderful dream into a delicious, sugar-filled reality.

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  10. Entertainment

    Thingstarter Returns With a Green Solution for Kidnappers

    We write about a lot of interesting Kickstarter campaigns, but that also means we look at a lot of not-so-interesting ones first. Some are downright bananas. That's why we love the Thingstarter webseries from Above Average. The newest episode promotes a campaign for "Sustainable Kidnapping."

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  11. Tech

    Pocket Squares and Handkerchiefs Made From Microfiber, Because Everything Should Be a Lens Cloth

    You probably have a lens cloth or two lying around. They're great, but they tend to be small and not particularly stylish. Declan Squared wants to change all that with gorgeous looking pocket squares and handkerchiefs made from the same microfiber material we use to clean our glasses and gadgets.

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  12. Weird

    Never Lose A Sex Toy Again With This “Pleasure Products Organizer” Kickstarter

    Remember when Jennifer Lawrence told everyone about how the maid at her hotel discovered her (TOTALLY bougbt as a joke, of course) sex toys once? You should, because the video only went up yesterday. She used the phrase "copious amounts of butt plugs," if we remember correctly. Apparently there's an easy way to stop that from happening.

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  13. Weird

    5 of the Weirdest Rewards You Can Get on Kickstarter Right Now

    Shopping for the holidays, but can't find anything weird enough for your geeky friends? We've pulled some of the strangest and most bizarre Kickstarter rewards you can get from campaigns that are still running at the time of publication. The rewards may not get here in time for Christmas, but they're so weird it might be worth a late gift.

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  14. Entertainment

    Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse Moves Into Pre-Production, So We Ask Them, “What Is Pre-Production?”

    We're proud of our friends Gabe Diani and Etta Devine for hitting their ambitious Kickstarter goal of $100,000 to produce their apocalyptic road comedy Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse. We're following the project every step of the way, and having hit their funding goal the next step is pre-production. So what exactly is pre-production?

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  15. Entertainment

    Indie Press Looking to Publish Fanfic Writers with New Kickstarter Campaign

    Say what you want about fanfiction and whether not it's a viable form of literature, but there are a lot of incredibly talented writers who lurk in the depths of Ao3, just waiting to be discovered. That's basically what Big Bang Press wants to do -- they got three fanfic writers to pen original novels, and now they want to bring those novels to the masses.

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